Eight new confirmed COVID-19 cases were announced on Sunday by the authorities in Cyprus, after 1,953 tests were carried out. Seven of the positive cases concern people who have been repatriated. The other person who tested positive was among the contacts of an already confirmed case. The total number of confirmed cases stands now at 935.
More specifically, according to a press release issued by the Health Ministry, from a total of 365 samples taken by people who were repatriated, seven people were found positive to the coronavirus, and from a total of 142 tests for people who came to contact of already confirmed cases one person tested positive.
No one tested positive out of 190 tests carried out in the framework of the program for checking 10,000 employees at hairdressers, barber shops, beauty parlours, tattoo studios and restaurants, 144 tests carried out by the Microbiological Labs of the General Hospitals, 704 tests carried out in the framework of the program for checking 20.000 pupils and school staff, 200 tests carried out in the framework of the program for checking 20,000 employees at the retail sector and construction sites, 127 tests in the framework of the program for checking special groups of people at Public Health Medical Centres and 81 tests carried out at the private initiative.
Moreover, five people were treated at the Famagusta General Hospital which is the COVID-19 General Hospital by 1500 today local time. One of them is treated at the Increased Care Unit. Two patients remain on ventilators at the Intensive Care Unit of Nicosia General Hospital, while two other patients are treated in the same Unit but are not on respiratory machines.